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Echinacea / Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea ‘PowWow Wild Berry’ – A seed-grown Coneflower that won a coveted AAS Award in 2010, much in part to the fact that it flowers in the first year and continues to bloom even if it is not deadheaded. … Continue reading

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Annual Vines

Thunbergia alata – Black-Eyed Susan Vine is a common summer flower for obelisks and small trellises. The 1-1.5″ wide blooms come in a range of colours including yellow, orange, golden and white – most with contrasting dark centers. This African … Continue reading

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Variegated Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs

Rhododendron ‘Goldflimmer’ – The bright gold inset variegation of this rhododendron is so attractive, that the flowers almost seem incidental. That said, the pale lavender-purple trusses that appear mid-spring nicely compliment the foliage. ‘Goldflimmer’ grows 3-4′ tall by 4-5′ wide … Continue reading

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Hydrangea macrophylla / Bigleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’ – Everything about this plant’s flowers is unique – from the waxy cup-shaped florets that look like little spoons to its light fragrance when in full bloom. The pale pink to mauve flowers (depending on pH) are … Continue reading

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Shrubs with Gold Foliage

Leycesteria formosa ‘Golden Lanterns’ (syn. ‘Notbruce’) – This relatively new golden-leaved form of Pheasant Berry averages 5′ tall at maturity, but usually dies back down to the base each winter (consider mulching). The red-bracted white blooms are followed by purple … Continue reading

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Hybrid Tea Roses

Rosa ‘Fragrant Dream’ (Dickson 1989 / (‘Eurorose’ x ‘Typhoon’) x ‘Bonfire’) – A modest sized hybrid tea rose (growing 3-4′ tall) with interesting fully double apricot blend flowers that repeat bloom. As the name implies, ‘Fragrant Dream’ is strongly scented … Continue reading

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Evergreen Ornamental Grasses

Carex ‘Ice Dance’ – A versatile sedge that works equally well in planters, wet soils and shaded gardens – it even tolerates some sun with even moisture. ‘Ice Dance’ does creep a little but that is what makes it a … Continue reading

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